George makes a welcome return

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BPW Morpeth was pleased to welcome George Robson for a second time as the speaker at its most recent meeting.

George, he of numbers and history fame, came armed with a brand new talk on the origins of the names of nine foods.

He described Mint Imperials, Toad in the Hole, Sherbet Fountains, Rice Crispies, Curly Wurlies, Cornflakes, M&Ms, Sirloin Steak and Lollipops.

After listening to his stories on these diverse foods members then had to decide which four tales were true and which five were false.

This was rather difficult and in fact no one guessed all four correct answers. (I’ll not enlighten anyone with the answers in case George gives his talk to other societies).

This was another good talk from George, one with much humour and interest.

With the cancellation of several BPW events before Christmas due to the inclement weather, the Morpeth club’s Christmas dinner for 2010 will now be held on Tuesday, February 15.

The Public Speaking Competition originally planned for November 30 will now take place in St James’s Centre today, starting at 6.45pm.

Four teams will be competing for a place in the final of this prestigious competition, sponsored nationally by BPW and the English Speaking Board, which will be held on April 9 at Morton Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire.

Parents, friends, supporters and anyone wishing to attend the Morpeth heat will be most welcome.

Any working woman interested in BPW and its activities should telephone 01670 514579 for more information.